Skip to main content
Connecting Research to Teaching: Enhancing Meaning in Mathematics: Drawing on What Students Know about the Physical World
Mathematics Teacher (2005)
  • Karen A. Marrongelle, Portland State University
The study explores the use of content from other disciplines to make sense of mathematical concepts, in the context of an integrated calculus and physics class. The authors present a lesson in which students analyze the movement of a cart in terms of velocity, time and rate of change. Students' use of physics lead to a deeper understanding of calculus concepts.
  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching -- Methodology,
  • Prior learning,
  • Educational research
Publication Date
October, 2005
Publisher Statement
Copyright © 2005 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Citation Information
Marrongelle, K. (2005). Enhancing meaning in mathematics: Drawing on what students know about the physical world. The Mathematics Teacher, 99, 162-169.